So AMD’s marketing department is trying a lot of unique things this time around. Not Only Ryzen Threadripper press kit was fantastic they have added another date into NDA contract. The unboxing embargo is the date where reviewers can freely show off their cards to build up anticipation regarding RX Vega GPUs. Interestingly the 3 variants of RX Vega appears to have been distributed among available reviewers – so different pubs will have received different variants.
The Ban for “Showing Off” RX Vega 56 and 64 has been lifted
The presentation of Vega is quite impressive. Not only the crystallized Vega logo present in the kit but reviewers also get a GPU die (one which is presumably dysfunctional). Let’s get started with review roundup articles:
- PCGamesHardware – Photos of the entire Vega lineup
- Computerbase – Air cooled variant shots
- TweakTown – Liquid cooled variant with mining performance review coming up
- Tomshardware – Aftermarket liquid cooling solutions!
- Hothardware – Good closeups of the RX Vega 64 box
- Nordichardware – Excellent unboxing content and full video
The Radeon RX Vega 64 is powered by dual 8 pin connectors and take two slots space. Display outputs include single HDMI and triple DisplayPort connectors. On the back of AMD’s flagship graphic card, we can see GPU Tachometer switches and LEDs. These tell a load of GPU itself while switches let you control colors (Blue or Red whichever you like) or even you get the control to disable LEDs. The Vega 64 is about the same length of GeForce GTX Titan X and Titan XP.
The graphics chip is utilizing the latest 14nm GFX9 core architecture which is based on the Next Compute Engine design and measures approximately 484mm2. The Vega 10 graphics core deploys 12.5 billion transistors.
The graphics chip feature 64 Compute Units or 4096 stream processors and 256 TMUs. AMD plans on increasing the throughput of the chip through increased clock speeds. This technology allows AMD to pump numbers better than the Fiji GPU which is based on the 28nm GCN 3.0 architecture and comes with the same number of cores, 4096 SPs.
The RX Vega has 56 CUs with stream processor count of 3,584. The Radeon RX Vega 56 will also feature 8GB of HBM2 VRAM which delivers a rated bandwidth of 410 GB/s along a 2048-bit bus interface. It uses HBM2 just like big brother and will retail for $399.This chip features computer horsepower 10.5 TFLOPS and TDP of 210W which is provided through 8 and 6 pin connector (That’s a standard nowadays).
This means that it is competitively priced to go against the GTX 1070 which originally retailed for $449. If these numbers are true then we are easily looking at one of the performances per $ leaders of this generation.
AMD Radeon RX Vega 64 Prices
|GPU Name||AMD Radeon RX Vega 64 Reference||AMD Radeon RX Vega 64 Limited||AMD Radeon RX Vega Liquid|
|Official MSRP||499 USD||599 USD||699 USD|
|ShopBlt (US)||650 USD||650 USD||758 USD|
|LambdaTek (UK)||703 GBP||703 GBP||789 GBP|
|Mdcomputers (India)||71,500 INR||72,725 INR||85,350 INR|
|PCThemes (Singapore)||999 SGD||999 SGD||1149 SGD|
|Eurozone||599 EUR||599 EUR||699 EUR|
|Japan||73,800 YPN||73,800 YPN||85,800 YPN|